Secure Sockets Layer, or SSL, is a protocol used to encrypt the data exchanged between a hosting server and its users. The practical application of employing an SSL is to protect the info which clients submit on your Internet site - a login page, a payment page if you run an Internet store, etc. Any data they enter in any box on the site shall be submitted safely to the server, so their login or payment information shall be protected from being accessed by unauthorized people. Normally, an SSL certificate needs a dedicated IP address to be set up, which suggests the overall cost for your presence online shall be bigger. While this might not exactly be an issue for a larger company, it may matter for a non-profit organization or a small web store which does not generate big revenue if additional money should be spent. That's the key reason why we have taken advantage of an extension called Server Name Indication (SNI) and we have made it possible to use a shared server IP address to set up an SSL certificate.

Shared SSL IP in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use this option with all our shared web hosting solutions and with any SSL certificate issued from any retailer. When you prefer to use an SSL from our company, everything shall be set up automatically and you won't have to do anything after you purchase and approve the certificate. The SSL order wizard will allow you to choose a shared IP address to be used and the SSL to be set up by our system, so using this feature requires no more than two additional mouse clicks after you fill the necessary details for the certificate. The appropriate operation of the SSL shall not be impacted in any way and any data which website visitors submit on your website will be encrypted and secured in the exact same way. The only big difference from working with a dedicated address is that http:// shall not open your website, but it is unlikely that anyone will ever seek to access it this way as opposed to typing your domain name in the world-wide web browser URL bar.